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downfortheride 10-26-2008 8:07 AM

A local dealer brought out their new 2008 230 for a demo session and pictures. The crew brought out an 2002 SANTE for chase boat pics. Thanks to Croft Marine Utah for taking the time and effort to make this happen. Pictures were taken with a Canon 40D with a 70-200mm f2.8 IS Lens. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/639542.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/639543.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/639544.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/639545.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/639546.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/639547.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/639548.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/639549.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/639550.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/639551.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/639552.jpg" alt="Upload">

deuce 10-26-2008 8:26 AM

Nice Josh... Half that riding is behind the '02 210.... <BR> <BR>Did you guys get behind the 230 much? What did you think? <BR> <BR>Water looks like is sucks.....<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/wink.gif" border=0>

downfortheride 10-26-2008 8:29 AM

E.J. ~~ I will have a write up on <a href="http://www.downfortheride.com" target="_blank">www.downfortheride.com</a> My first set was behind the 230 and uploading the pics to my site right now. These are just some of the best pictures that worked out with the lighting.

deuce 10-26-2008 8:39 AM

946 pics.....did you just MASH THE SHUTTER and follow people around....<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>I look forward to seeing the rest and what you have to say about the boat.

ian_ashton 10-26-2008 9:09 AM

How cold is the water? The dry suits threw me off, as the people in the boat have t-shirts on, and the weather looks awesome (at least compared to what I've got here in Michigan, lol) <BR> <BR>Very nice pics.

deuce 10-26-2008 9:19 AM

Ian, <BR> <BR> Yesterday the high was 70 F......so good t-shirt weather. That water is a different story. Would guess it was somewhere in the upper 50's... <BR> <BR>Cold enough that my boat is put down for the season.

downfortheride 10-26-2008 9:28 AM

It was 70 Air <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" border=0> and 51 Water <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/uhoh.gif" border=0>. Drysuit's made it Perfect!

eaglejackson 10-26-2008 10:15 AM

Nice pics. We rode in Seattle on Friday morning with water in the mid 50's and air was 37. Yesterday it was mid 40's to mid 50's air (long session!) and it felt like summer (in our dry suits).

ian_ashton 10-26-2008 10:33 AM

Definately chilly water! The coldest I've riden in was 59 (air was 50) with a shorty wetsuit. talk about a good time to have a heater on the boat!

walt 10-26-2008 10:38 AM

Nice work Josh.

downfortheride 10-26-2008 11:52 AM

You know I need to give a lot of credit to Joe (<a href="http://www.wakeutah.com" target="_blank">www.wakeutah.com</a>) for taking some really good pictures. Yes, I brought a pretty good setup up to use, but he was behind the camera all day! Who would think UT right now at 70 deg air temp!

dhorton 10-26-2008 5:39 PM

Good times Josh!<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/talker.gif" border=0> Just checked out the rest of the photos you posted at dftr.com. Are those all off your camera, or did you get the shots off Joe's camera too?

downfortheride 10-27-2008 8:06 AM

David ~~ This is all from my camera, have yet to see what turned out on Joe's camera! Also here's a quick pic to remind you to stretch before you ride! <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/639850.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><font size="+1">P.S. <BR>Uploading the next 75 photo's...</font> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by downfortheride on October 27, 2008)

dhorton 10-27-2008 8:22 AM

That picture looks nasty. No wonder I'm sore today.

dcb 10-27-2008 9:33 AM

Looks like some of those pics were taken over by my neighborhood. Weather is gonna be good all week highs around 70 and light winds. Ill be out today and hopefully a few more times this week.

downfortheride 10-27-2008 9:55 AM

DC ~~ You know the best water is on the "West Side" of the lake. Good to see other people riding while the temps are still good. Check out <a href="http://www.downfortheride.com" target="_blank">www.downfortheride.com</a> for the full line of photo's that I have posted up. Sign up and let's get together before the end of the season! <BR> <BR>David ~~ I feel ya, I'm all F'd up today with a few of the Nasty wrecks that I did.

blindmnkee3 10-27-2008 12:36 PM

Does anyone even buy full wetsuits anymore? It seems like drysuits are a bit overkill but then again I've never ridden in one. I've used my fullsuit with Air 50 and water 43 and was honestly just fine. I don't really see the need unless you're pushing riding into icy conditions but I guess that's just me. <BR> <BR>Anywho, I was just curious. I'm probably just jealous cause that water looked sic and I'm really interested in how that 230 worked out.

eubanks01 10-27-2008 1:14 PM

Adam - You ARE just jealous! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0> Dude, drysuits are greatness and not overkill at all. You can layer up with warm clothes under them and then you're dry when you get back in the boat. I think that is the best advantage. Sure, I think most would agree that a drysuit is warmer in the water but the real difference comes when you get back in the boat DRY! Try it out and you'll never go back to a wetsuit. Plus, drysuits are much easier to put on.

downfortheride 10-27-2008 1:17 PM

Adam ~~ <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0> I don't even use a wetsuit anymore. Once there is a chill in the water I go right to drysuit! As for the 230 is a really nice boat and can handle a lot of people. Again Titan came up with one heck of a strong tower. Check out the link above for a little write up I did on the boat. <BR> <BR>P.S. We do take it into icy conditions!

blindmnkee3 10-27-2008 8:12 PM

Icy conditions I can see and maybe, just maybe, in Texas in Jan and Feb. Otherwise, wet suit all the way. Don't want to get wet?? Jeez Jaret you sissied up in your old age <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> I'm sure I'll go over to the darkside someday. <BR> <BR>Josh, thanks for the review. I'd really love to see what people think of the wake under "real" riding conditions, aka lots of extra weight.

stevo8290 10-27-2008 8:28 PM

yeah i was thinking about getting a dry suit.... but we have lake pirkey in east texas and its warm all year around, but it is a bit of a drive for me... adam, what part of texas do u live in?

wake1823 10-28-2008 6:02 AM

when the water temp drops below about 70, i start wearing my drysuit<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/uhoh.gif" border=0>

downfortheride 10-28-2008 6:31 AM

More pics up from OMJ (second camera) from the 230 Demo at <a href="http://www.downfortheride.com" target="_blank">www.downfortheride.com</a>

blindmnkee3 10-28-2008 3:21 PM

Stephan, I lived in College Station for 6 years and Flower Mound for a couple years. I now live in Spokane, WA and those water temps I mentioned were Lake Coeur d'Alene in late April 2007. A dry suit might definately be in my future.

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